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Tips to Help Prevent Corporate Account Takeovers

Doing Your Business Banking Online – Securely
As part of our commitment to member safety, SDCCU continues to embrace the strongest security standards in the financial services industry. Protecting your financial interests is one of our most important priorities and that includes educating our members about cyber threats as they emerge, as well as best practices to guard against them.

Cyber-Crime Update: Corporate Account Takeovers
Is your business doing its due diligence to prevent a corporate account takeover?
Corporate account takeovers are a fast-growing electronic crime where thieves typically use some form of malware to obtain login credentials to corporate online banking accounts and fraudulently transfer money out. Learn how this can happen and what security steps your business can put in place to maximize security.

Malware: The Way Thieves Gain Access 
Best Practices to Prevent Corporate Account Takeovers

Once the Account Takeover Happens: Fraud and Theft
Once the takeover occurs and thieves have access to accounts, thanks to the malware, the following methods have been used to actually commit fraud and/or steal money:

  • Domestic and International Wire Transfers
  • Business-to-Business ACH payments
  • Online Bill Pay
  • Electronic payroll payments 

Signs of a Compromised Computer
Businesses are susceptible to viruses, malware and corporate takeovers. It’s important that you train your staff to recognize signs that may indicate the computer/network is compromised.

  • Authorized personnel are unable to log into online banking
  • Unusually slow computer
  • Unusual look to computer display
  • New toolbars or icons
  • Unusual pop-up message
  • Computer locks up unexpectedly
  • Computer restarts or reboots unexpectedly or inability to restart computer
  • Unexpected requests for password 


Corporate Security Resources

To stay updated on new cyber threats and Internet security best practices, visit U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

SDCCU has partnered with cyber security expert Jim Stickley to bring you the best online security tips to keep you safe in our digital age of finance. 
Jim Stickley, CTO and Vice President of Strategy & Solutions for TraceSecurity Inc., is a cyber-security expert with over 20 years of experience ranging from basic identity theft to national cyber terrorism. From his consulting work with Fortune 100 companies and multiple news agencies to his countless features in national magazines and newspapers such as Fortune Magazine, New York Times, Business Week to name a few, Stickley has proven himself to be ahead of the criminals when it comes to security vulnerabilities and is happy to share his knowledge to help keep your information safe.

San Diego County Credit Union makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information that is supplied on this page. Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving it will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use.
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